Asset-Based Development

Appalachia's natural, cultural, structural, and leadership resources can play an important role in building a strong and sustainable economy in the Region. ARC's Asset-Based Development Initiative seeks to help communities identify and leverage local assets to create jobs and build prosperity while preserving the character of their community.

Development strategies include:

ARC undertakes a broad scope of work under the Asset-Based Development Initiative, including identifying best practices, building partnerships with private, public and nonprofit organizations, providing technical assistance to communities, and funding asset-based development efforts. 

ARC Guidelines for Asset-Based Development Projects



Asset-Based Development Links

Local Food in Appalachia
Research Reports
Examples of Projects
Additional Resources